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6th Circuit Volunteers Gift to Volunteer Employees in Coverage under Title VII

Lots of people work for free-volunteers, interns, students, and others all provide their time to businesses without receiving any pay in return. Last week, the 6th Circuit, in Bryson v. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dep't [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers...

What About the Volunteers?

It seems like these days we hear all about interns – are they properly classified? Do we have to pay them? But what about volunteers ? If a company or nonprofit has volunteers, it MUST evaluate whether it is properly classifying them (i.e., whether they should be paying them). Ok, so where...

6th Circuit Rules in Favor of Nonprofit on Discrimination Claim Brought by Volunteers

In Bryson v. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dep’t , the 6th Circuit held that a “volunteer” can qualify as an employee covered by Title VII under certain limited circumstances. In making that determination, a court must examine not only whether the volunteer is paid, but also the degree...